biorhythms


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biorhythms

The inherent periodicity, or cyclical nature, of many body functions such as the heart beat, respiration, menstruation, sleeping and waking, bowel PERISTALSIS, and body temperature. Some of these cyclical phenomena are under the control of a central biological clock based on a 24 hour ‘circadian’ rhythm. Melatonin secreted by the pineal gland in a cyclical manner and synchronized by daylight and darkness is the agent of this rhythm.
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It is hence possible to claim that aesthetic rhythms, in a first step, are formed in accordance with human biorhythms such as walking, dancing, pulse, sex, and breathing.
2) As bandhas have direct effect on endocrine glands, certain biorhythms in the body are also regulated.
Continuous disruption of normal biorhythms affects the patient's mental state," he said.
In their study, Locksley and colleagues found that the rare immune cell, called ILC2, receives a hormonal signal from specialized nerve cells that help synchronize the body s daily biorhythms like a biological clock.
Skin's primary function during the day is to protect and defend, but our natural biorhythms at night make it more effective at repair and regeneration.
It is released every night as part of our time-dependent biorhythms to help induce sleep and recuperate from fatigue.
And he has dabbled in the esoteric field of biorhythms - the fascinating mystery of why you can feel on top of the world one day and then feel the weight of the world dragging you down the next.
Light affects one's biorhythms, which affect one's health.
Human biorhythms, says Walther Glaubitt, an investigator at the Fraunhofer Institute, are sensitive to blue light.
But adolescent biorhythms make it hard enough for college students to get the sleep they need, a recommended nine hours.
However, our biorhythms are not affected by the wavelengths that brighten a room the most, but rather by blue light," explained graduate engineer Walther Glaubitt, a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in WAurzburg.
Even the neuroregulatory hormones that drive the neurotransmitters lose their biorhythms and may be suppressed in association with infections as well.